ESSAY: Young Voices in Contemporary Turkish Literature:

Behçet Çelik
Behçet Çelik

Behçet Çelik was born in Adana, Turkey, in 1968. He graduated from Adana Anadolu High School in 1986 and Istanbul University, Faculty of Law in 1990. His first short story was published in Varlık, the oldest literary journal in Turkey still being published today. Çelik’s short stories, essays, and translations have continued to be published in various newspapers and literary magazines ever since. Currently editor of Virgül magazine, Çelik’s story ‘Soğuk Bir Ateş’ (A Cold Fire) has been translated into Dutch and published in the collection Stad en Mens, and a translation of his story ‘Çok Tanıdık, Çok Bildik’ (‘So Very Familiar’) was included in the collection Istanbul Noir (Akashic Books, 2008). Author of the short story collections İki Deli Derviş (Two Crazy Derwishes, 1992), Yazyalnızı (Solitary Summer, 1996), Herkes Kadar (As Much As Anybody, 2002), Düğün Birahanesi (The Wedding Pub, 2004), and Gün Ortasında Arzu (Mid-Day Desire, 2007), for which he received the Sait Faik Award for Best Short Story Collection, Çelik’s most recent book is the novel Dünyanın Uğultusu (The Drone of the World, 2009).

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